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Ben E. King's Profile

Brief about Ben E. King: By info that we know Ben E. King was born at 1938-09-28. And also Ben E. King is American Musician.

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I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn't pursue it. I feel like I'm cheating sometimes.

Tags: Career, Cheating, Sometimes

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on. It connected with the people in the street.

Tags: Connected, Honesty, Street

At that time, we were in charge. We didn't ask. We just did. We just did what was in our heart.

Tags: Ask, Heart, Time

I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.

Tags: Comedians, Vegas, Work

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on.

Tags: Clothes, Keep, Music

I never even visualized for a second doing what I'm doing.

Tags: Second

It doesn't take me long to write songs.

Tags: Songs, Write

It never dawned on me at any particular time of my life that people are paid tremendous money to sing.

Tags: Life, Money, Time

The industry now wants to be in charge of everything.

Tags: Charge, Industry, Wants

Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place.

Tags: Place, Pretty, Travel

He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies.

Tags: Dad, Kids, Living

If there's anything about the business that I love and that I'm extremely happy about, is that my career started at that time and that I met some of the greatest entertainers at that time and some are still here.

Tags: Business, Love, Time

It would probably take me an hour to two to write it down, get the feel of it, and that's with quite a few changes. It's not really a hard thing for me to do.

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Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there.

Tags: Him, Keep, Someone

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.

Tags: Artist, Kids, Song

One minute we can be in a small club, the next minute we can be in a coliseum, and the next minute we can be in a small auditorium. It varies, depending on the promoter, the budget, and the travelling distance.

Tags: Distance, Next, Small

One of the members of the group, I can't remember which one, found out we were making $3 - $5,000 a night. We were getting a hundred dollars a week a piece. Everybody got upset about it.

Tags: Making, Night, Remember

The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body. When they were gonna put it to a motion picture, they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body, based on a young kid's movie. It would be too heavy.

Tags: Book, Strong, Young

The Phil Spector that I would meet has always been a nice, quiet, little guy who's very serious about his work; obviously you can tell that because each and everything he's ever done has always been charted.

Tags: Done, Nice, Work

Those things don't happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they'll never know the true feeling that we did.

Tags: Sorry, Today, True